Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to grace banknote

Dec 9, 2016

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to grace banknote

A black woman often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Finance Minister Bill ...

Pilot killed as Canadian fighter crashes during training mission

Nov 29, 2016

Pilot killed as Canadian fighter crashes during training mission

A pilot is dead after a Canadian CF-18 fighter jet crashed in western Canada during a training mission. Canadian Forces spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier confirmed that the pilot died in Monday’s crash. He said the plane was based out of Alberta’s Canadian Forces Base ...

Nov 25, 2016

Canada to let more expats vote

Canada’s Liberal government introduced a bill Thursday to increase voter eligibility, including rolling back a measure that excluded more than 1 million expatriates from voting in 2015. Maryam Monsef, the minister for democratic institutions, told a news conference the reforms will “break down unnecessary ...

Nov 22, 2016

Canada to end coal power by 2030

Canada will shutter its coal-fired power plants by 2030 as part of its strategy to cut greenhouse gas emission under the Paris climate accord, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday. The plants, located in four provinces, produce about 10 percent of Canada’s total CO2 ...

Nov 21, 2016

Lawyers take Chinese organ-harvesting claims to Australia

Two Canadian lawyers came to Australia’s Parliament House on Monday to persuade lawmakers to pass a motion urging China to immediately end the practice of what they say is organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. David Kilgour, a former prosecutor and Canadian secretary of ...